Saturday, 25 March 2017
Monday, 13 March 2017
Monday, 27 February 2017
Tuesday, 21 February 2017
Charles Dickens and his family moved a lot depending on their circumstances. A couple of times he lived in this charming Georgian house in Fitzrovia, just a few yards from the Workhouse.
Those that are asking for more now however are not poor working lads but rather developers who wish to pull down the Georgian buildings and build modern expensive apartments that sell for a couple of million.
Dickens fans, historians, local community groups and lots of other Londoners have been trying to save the historic buildings and character of the area. What has been achieved is that the workhouse building has managed to get a heritage order placed on it. Everything around it however will be demolished and a high rise apartment building will go up behind it. The developers plan to gut the workhouse and create luxury apartments inside the facade.
To view the application and leave comments you still have a couple more days to have your say.
For details and links visit here.
Monday, 20 February 2017
Thursday, 16 February 2017
Tuesday, 14 February 2017
Thursday, 2 February 2017
The market late at night is busy with produce arriving to stock the stalls. These are the guys who enable the market to show produce straight from the farm. Many of the farms are in Europe. For those who want us to step back in time I will keep an eye out for the horse and cart from across the river. Problem is that land is all concrete now. But Brits don't let a few problems get in the way. They'll sort something out....... won't they?
Monday, 30 January 2017
Thursday, 26 January 2017
Wednesday, 25 January 2017
A Roman Warrior, an historic church, and a modern glass tower, only in London would all this sit side by side. The site occupied by Southwark Cathedral has always been a place of worship, prior to the earliest Christian church in the seventh century, there is evidence to show Roman pagan worship took place here.
Now there is a monument in honour of the religion of money, the towering Shard with its exclusive hotel and expensive viewing platform has taken over from the Bishops who managed the brothels along the waterfront in the middle ages.